Provenance: Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans. It features a great red clay colored painted totem pole with folk art type symbols and shapes. The center of the pole features a ladder like pattern leading from the base to the top where one can see a human face effigy. This piece is signed by the artist in both a full signature as well as in her initials and dated 1989 on the back.
Titled: Louisiana Voodoo Post No. Ready to hang in a collection. Known for her totemic sculpture, imposing wall reliefs and rune like drawings, she became a full-time artist at age 67. Excepting some travel, she spent her entire life within a 50 mile radius of Shreveport, Louisiana. She was raised on a large plantation, and her artistic inspiration and sculpture materials came from this region.
She used brown earth, red clay, wood and iron. She began taking art classes in 1922, and in the 1950s was doing abstract paintings of black prisoners on a penal farm where her husband was superintendent. A 1952 trip to New York exposed her to Abstract Expressionism, as style she adopted.
2005 "Her Own Woman, " Smithfield Cultural Arts Center, Smithfield, VA. 2004 Museum of Art, Tyler, TX. 2000 Retrospective, "Daughter of the Bayou" (traveling), Meadows Museum of Art, Shreveport, LA.1998 "Crossing the Threshold" (traveling), Steinbaum/Krause Gallery, New York, NY. 1997 Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX. 1994 Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin, TX. 1992 Retrospective with Adolph Gottlieb, Mills College, Oakland, CA. 1990 Galleria Vallois, Paris, France. 1990 American Women Artists, Knoxville, TX. 1989 Arnold Herstand, New York, NY. 1988 Hiriam Butler Gallery, Houston, TX. 1985 Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. 1984 Delahunty Gallery, New York, NY. 1982 Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS. 1981 The Clocktower, New York, NY. 1989 "Making Their Mark" (traveling), Maidenform.
1988 "Different Drummers, " Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D. 1988 "Just Like a Woman, " Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC. 1986 "Other Gods" (traveling), Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA. 1985 Brandt Gallery, New York, NY. 1984 "Works by Women" (traveling), Gihon Foundation & Collection, Dallas, TX.1983 New Orleans Triennial, New Orleans Art Museum, New Orleans, LA. 1982 "Four Artists, " Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, NY. 1981 Delahunty Group Exhibit, New York, NY.
Metropolitan Museum, New York, NY; "Bistineau Song, " 1986. Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX, "Non-person Post". Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX (Menil collection), "Swamp Song".Weissman Collection, New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, LA. National Women's Museum of Art, Washington, DC, "Dialogue Gate". El Centro Cultural Del Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico, collage 1990. Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA. Laguna Gloria Museum, Austin, TX, outdoor sculpture.
Breneau Art Museum, Breneau University, Gainesville, GA. Ogden Museum, New Orleans, LA. Baton Rouge Museum of Art, Baton Rouge, LA.
Meadows Museum of Art, Centenary College, Shreveport, LA. 1998 Award, "Louisiana Legend" by the State of Louisiana, Baton Rouge, LA. 1988 Visiting artist, Williams College, Williamstown, MA.
1985 Award, National Women's Caucus for the Arts, Los Angeles, CA. 1985 Film, "Swamp Song, " Adam Simon, Harvard University. 1985 Slide lecture, Museum of Fine Arts and Women's Caucus for the Arts, Houston, TX. 1984 Panelist, "Artists Discussion, " Gihon Foundation, Dallas, TX.
1984 Artist in residence, lecture series, University of Texas, Arlington, TX. 1984 Slide lecture, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA.
1982 Artist in residence, Mississippi Art Museum, Jackson, MS. Art Forum 1990, "Speaking the South" by Lawery Sims. The Sciences May/June 1990 (published by the New York Academy of Sciences), "The Mother Tongue".
Clyde Connell, The Art and Life of a Louisiana Woman, Charlotte Moser, 1988. Shreveport Journal, July 19, 1988, "Weissman Collection Brings to Life Museum, " by David Connelly. 1987, "The Envelope Please" by Lawery Sims. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.
The item "Louisiana Artist Clyde Connell Voodoo Totem Sculpture. 1989" is in sale since Sunday, August 6, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Mixed Media Art & Collage Art". The seller is "upstatetreasures14" and is located in Kingston, New York.
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